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Listing No. 5355

c. 1850 Federal
Butchertown
Louisville, KY

Edison House

Front View

House at Christmas

Thomas Edison House

Edison came to Louisville in 1866, at the young age of 19, to work as a telegraph key operator and landed a job with the Western Union located on Second and West Main Street (about eight blocks from this home). The house is a small, simple double shotgun duplex built around 1850 and originally had a solid wall running down the center of the structure.

Contact Information:

The house is open for tours Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Kristen Lutes

Phone: 502.585.5247

www.historichomes.org

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